Madurai

Madurai is a large city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is the cultural capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is the third-largest city in Tamil Nadu and the 44th most populous city in India. Madurai is located on the banks of the Vaigai River. Madurai is also called the Lotus City because it was built in the shape of a lotus. Madurai Meenakshi is known for the Amman Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi along with her partner, the sanctum sanctorum of Sundareshwar. Madurai is closely associated with the Tamil language, and the third Tamil Sangam, a major congregation of Tamil scholars said to have been held in the city.

 Visiting place in Madurai

Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Temple

The Meenakshi Temple was built between the years 1623 and 1655. The Meenakshi Temple is located on the south bank of the Vaigai River. The Meenakshi temple is mainly dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The Meenakshi Amman temple complex is built according to Shilpa Shastra. There are 14 gateway towers or ‘gopurams‘, golden ‘planes‘, sacred sanctuaries and places of worship Goddess Meenakshi and many others. The temple is a major pilgrimage site in the Shaivite tradition.

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Tirumalai Nayak Palace was built in 1636 by Tirumala Nayak, the king of the Nayak dynasty. The palace is an excellent blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The palace was declared a national monument after independence. Even in modern times, it is a wonderful monument of South India. It is considered to be the most famous monument built by the Madurai Nayak dynasty. The palace is located near the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple

Gandhi Museum

Gandhi Museum

The Gandhi Memorial Museum was built in his memory in 1959, eleven years after his death. The campus was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on April 15, 1959. The Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai comes under the Worldwide Peace Museum selected by the United Nations Organization. The most fascinating part of the museum is the 124 rare photographs of Gandhi’s personal life. The clothes that Gandhi wore when he was assassinated are displayed here.

Koodal Azhagar Temple

The Koodal Azhagar Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 divinities dedicated to Vishnu. The temple is built in Dravidian style. Here Vishnu is known as Kudal Alagar and Lakshmi is known as Madhuravalli. This temple has this kind of presence of three different postures of Vishnu close to each other.

Alagar Koil

Alagar Koil is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. The Alagar Koil is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Alagar is located in the mountains and is also known as Alagarkovil. Different types of idols in different postures of God are all kept in the temple under one roof and are the best form of special temples in South India.

 

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